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JLPT: N2

School Grade: 4th (9 years old)

This character is a combination of tree and 亟 a Chinese-only character meaning “urgency.” Here 亟 is a phonetic element expressing “extreme,” giving the character its initial meaning of “wood in an extreme position.” Later it came to mean “extreme” in general.